Professor Park Won Gon is Visiting Research Fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. He completed courses at Yonsei University in Korea and received a bachelor's degree in political science from Southwest Baptist University in U.S. Then, he obtained a master's degree in political science from Boston College. He received a doctorate in the Department of International Relations from Seoul National University.
From 1995 to 2013, Professor Park worked as a research fellow of the Center for Security and Strategy at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses. He is currently a professor of International Studies of the School of International Studies, Languages, and Literature at Handong Global University, where he joined in 2013. Professor Park has served as a member of the Policy Advisory Board at the National Intelligence Service, Ministry of National Unification, and Ministry of National Defense. Currently, he serves as a member of the Policy Advisory Board at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His most recent publications in the past 3 years include "Changes in US-China Relations and Korea’s Strategy: Security Perspective," (2019); “Trump Administration’s External Policy and Indo-Pacific Strategy” (2019); “Carter’s Human Right Policy and ROK-US Relations” (2019); “Roadmap for Future ROK-US Alliance” (2018); co-author, “Analysis of Trump Administration’s Security and Defense Policy and its implication for ROK-US Alliance” (2017); co-author, “New US Administration’s Defense Strategy: 3rd Offset Strategy” (2017).